Ms. Lee-Cho is focused and determined when it comes to achieving her clients’ development goals. A wide variety of property owners and developers (both local and national) have entrusted her with securing necessary entitlements to develop their properties, including local map amendments, sketch and site plans, subdivision approvals, zoning text amendments, historic preservation, master plan recommendations, water/sewer category changes, special exceptions/conditional uses and variances. She regularly appears before administrative boards, commissions and elected officials, including the Montgomery County Council, the County Board of Appeals, the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the City Councils, boards and planning commissions of Rockville and Gaithersburg.
Ms. Lee-Cho’s experience includes the successful representation of clients from multiple sectors including multi-family, senior housing/assisted living, affordable housing developers, real estate investment trusts (REITS), retailers, commercial and industrial landowners, private educational institutions, day care facilities, hospitals and churches. Representative clients include Quadrangle Development Corporation, The NRP Group, JBG Rosenfeld Retail, Exeter Property Group, Montgomery College, The Bullis School, Medstar Montgomery Medical Center and Bank of America.
Ms. Lee-Cho’s career spans nearly 25 years in land development, beginning with a municipal law and land development firm in Los Angeles, California, where her land use practice focused on development impact review, California Environmental Quality Act compliance and entitlements procurement in connection with entertainment/sports and commercial development. She is a graduate of The University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts, 1993) and The Loyola Law School (Juris Doctor, 1996).